Ripple is taking a hard look at how it can expand its reach beyond the cross-border payments industry.
The company’s senior vice president of product management, Asheesh Birla, told the Change the Wave podcast the company is exploring how it could play a direct role in the emerging world of micropayments.
“As a product person, I’m thinking about what’s next. And so while we think about payments as the initial use case for Ripple, I’m thinking about what other cool products can you build that we can take back to our customers – one of them being microloans.
So if you go into parts of the emerging world, a $10 loan is a big deal. It’s called a microloan. I think you could do that blockchain in a way that you couldn’t do [with other technology].”
Birla didn’t mention whether XRP might be involved in a Ripple-led micropayments platform.
Last month, the company revealed it will invest 1 billion XRP in Coil, a web content monetization platform designed to give people a way to reward content creators in XRP as well as other crypto and fiat assets.
Birla says Ripple’s diverse group of employees is pushing the company to think outside of its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond the borders of the US.
“We started hiring people with other kinds of backgrounds. We started hiring folks that were raised in places outside of the United States. Folks from Thailand, from Mexico, from Brazil, parts of Africa as well. And you know what? We unlocked something that we never would have unlocked before. That the problem wasn’t in the United States.
The problem with global cross-border payments was actually acute in places like Latin America and a lot of the emerging markets around the world. We would never have guessed that having grown up in the United States. It took diversity. It took their perspective. That changed the course of Ripple. Our hottest markets are outside of the US. They’re in Africa, they’re in the Middle East, they’re in Southeast Asia and they’re in Latin America. And it’s diverse perspectives that pushed us into that area.”
According to Birla, he’s also interested in launching a new Ripple office in another US city, partly to open the doors to new talent.
“I have a strong passion for bringing more kinds of diverse talent into Ripple. One thing that I’m focused on is [whether] there is an opportunity to open up another development center for Ripple in another part of America that we can bring job opportunities to and also tap into a resource that’s not fully exhausted like the Bay Area’s engineering talent.”
Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD falls despite charting golden cross
- XRP/USD fell from $0.271 to $0.253 this Tuesday.
- The Elliott Oscillator dropped from 0.058 to -0.002 over the last 11 days.
XRP/USD daily chart
XRP/USD stayed in control of the market for the third straight day, despite the SMA 50 crossing over the SMA 200 to chart the supposedly bullish golden cross pattern. This Tuesday, XRP/USD dropped from $0.271 to $0.253, falling below the support provided by the SMA 50 and SMA 200 curves. This Wednesday, the price has fallen further to $0.247 and has found support at the lower curve of the 20-day Bollinger band and the downward trending line. The MACD shows increasing bearish momentum, while the Elliott Oscillator has dropped from 0.058 to -0.002 over the last 11 days.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on February 26, 2020
Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP/USD) is trading at 0.2680. Cryptocurrency quotes are trading below the moving average with a period of 55. This indicates a bearish trend on Ripple. At the moment, cryptocurrency quotes are moving near the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator stripes.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on February 26, 2020
As part of the Ripple course forecast, a test level of 0.2750 is expected. Where should we expect an attempt to continue the fall of XRP/USD and the further development of the downward trend. The purpose of this movement is the area near the level of 0.2420. The conservative sales area for Ripple is located near the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator strip at 0.2860.
Cancellation of the option to continue the depreciation of the Ripple will be a breakdown of the area of the upper border of the Bollinger Bands indicator stripes. As well as the moving average with a period of 55 and closing of quotations of the pair above the area of 0.3040. This will indicate a change in the current trend in favor of the bullish for XRP/USD. In the event of a breakdown of the lower border of the Bollinger Bands indicator bands, we should expect an acceleration in the fall of cryptocurrency.
Ripple (XRP/USD) forecast and analysis on February 26, 2020 implies a test level of 0.2750. Further, it is expected to continue falling to the area below the level of 0.2420. The conservative sales area is located is near the area of 0.2860. The cancellation of the option of falling cryptocurrency will be a breakdown of the level of 0.3040. In this case, we should expect continued growth.
Ripple (XRP) Could Reach $100 – Will XRP Bulls Acquire the Control
With the crypto market ups and downs, all cryptocurrencies are in the log jam of bearish conditions. Ripple (XRP) is also in the same bucket of apple and facing the low and high tides of the market today. Battling with these fluctuations, the smart analysts estimate that the Ripple (XRP) is going to touch the sky of $100 within the next five years which seems a distant dream.
Ripple is a globalized company whose business runs in San Francisco, London, New York, India, Sydney, Luxembourg, and Singapore. This sole enterprise blockchain solution focuses on addressing global team players like The Federal Reserve, Institute of International Finance, and World Trade Organization.
The latest updates show that BRD, a non-custodial wallet that provides access and control to the digital property, is going to adjoin support for XRP in its wallet. This support will be first launched on Android iOS. This support by XRP is important for BRD as the former has come up with its best effectiveness and scalability for a specific use.
Last week after reaching the climax by the market players Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple’s XRP, especially XRP was struck very hard, possibly it has faced a strong comeback over the past eight weeks.
Ripple (XRP) Price Analysis
No matter what predictions and analysis have come out for Ripple, but looking at the present scenario, there seems to be a brutal condition for the third-largest cryptocurrency.
According to a news report, Ripple’s price is dropping, and it tripped below $0.2500 against the US dollar. Currently, the Ripple (XRP) trading value of $0.243985, and the value is decreased by 3.45%. The market capitalization of Ripple (XRP) is $10,674,182,128 USD and the 24-hour volume is $2,960,311,872 USD with a circulating supply of 43,749,413,421 XRP.
Despite the current situation, the optimistic analysts figured out that the XRP price will remain somewhat bullish. The analysts indicated that XRP is in its midst of transiting approx. $0.24-$0.26. This shows a positive signal for the technical analyst. It was also predicted that if XRP holds the price up to $0.24, it will accelerate XRP to take control over the bull.
Ripple XRP Vs. Stellar Lumens XLM
The key competitor of Ripple, i.e., Stellar Lumens XLM, is facing a bearish situation today. It is currently dealing with a market value of $0.062478, with a circulating supply of 20,205,010,687 XLM has a decreased value of $7.32%.
Fortunately, the experts are in favor of the buy-side of XRP, adding to the potential for the hold to break upward, which is something added by the technical leaders that the market will take XRP to $0.35.